Energy efficiency seems to be everywhere, but what does it mean to a manufactured homeowner? Look for the Energy Star Label, it is usually under the sink or near the electrical panel box.
First, the sticker: the program is a government-backed logo intended to help future homeowners identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Energy Star Labelled homes meet strict energy efficient guidelines.
ENERGY STAR certified homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, while providing homeowners with better quality, performance, and comfort. Home-buyers have more energy-efficient homes to choose from, with ninety percent of the nation’s largest home-builders building ENERGY STAR certified new homes and apartments and helping to contribute to nearly 2 million homes built as of 2018.
Here’s it what it means: Your main benefit is Lower Ownership Cost. Compared with homes not labelled, Energy Star qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling and water heating, delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings. Over the average of 7 or 8 years this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills.
ENERGY STAR certified home meets the technical specifications and energy efficiency requirements. From personal experience and first-hand knowledge of homeowner experiences at Fountainhead, this has proved to be true.
ENERGY STAR partners with thousands of home-builders and developers, home energy rating companies, and utilities across the U.S. who construct, verify, promote, and incentivize ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments. Homes that are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label include single family, multifamily, and manufactured (factory-built) housing. Today, ninety percent of the nation’s largest home-builders construct ENERGY STAR certified homes. Home-buyers have more energy-efficient homes to choose from than ever before. More than 98,000 ENERGY STAR certified new homes and apartments were built in 2018 alone, for a total of nearly 2 million homes as of 2018.
Builders have to apply for, be compliant with and inspected to achieve the Energy Star Certification. ENERGY STAR certified homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, while providing homeowners with better quality, performance, and comfort. EPA continues to advance its ENERGY STAR residential new construction program requirements as more rigorous building energy codes are developed and adopted by States.
Fountainhead is proud to be a retailer for Energy Star Manufactured Home Builders. Trust Fountainhead to offer you the latest in Energy Saving Homes.
6-inch sidewalls, Upgraded insulation, Wind Wrap, High SEER air conditioners, Natural Gas Furnaces, Gas Water heaters, Low E vinyl Thermal Pane Windows with very low heat loss/gain.